Slava's Snowshow a No-Go for B'way's Belasco This Fall

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Slava's Snowshow, a Russian clown act featuring Slava Polunin which has played London and Toronto, will not be coming to Broadway for a limited holiday visit this fall, as previously announced. The production had been scheduled to move into the Belasco Theatre on Oct. 13 for a run through Dec. 27 (opening Oct. 27), but a production spokesperson at the Boneau Bryan-Brown press office told Playbill On-Line (Aug. 18) the show has been indefinitely postponed, though discussions are still underway to bring Snowshow to New York.

Slava's Snowshow, a Russian clown act featuring Slava Polunin which has played London and Toronto, will not be coming to Broadway for a limited holiday visit this fall, as previously announced. The production had been scheduled to move into the Belasco Theatre on Oct. 13 for a run through Dec. 27 (opening Oct. 27), but a production spokesperson at the Boneau Bryan-Brown press office told Playbill On-Line (Aug. 18) the show has been indefinitely postponed, though discussions are still underway to bring Snowshow to New York. The show, on a limited regional tour, will play at CO's Denver Center Theatre, Sept. 8-27, officially opening Sept. 9. For tickets to that engagement call (303) 893-4100.

Among Polunin's many visual feats are one in which he boards a train and then becomes the train, with smoke billowing out of his top hat. In another, he gets stuck in a web of unspun cotton and clambers over the seats in the auditorium, taking the web with him, until it envelopes much of the audience. In the show's most talked-about scene, he tears a letter into pieces, the bits turn into snow flakes, the flakes become a blizzard and gradually the entire auditorium becomes a raging, whirling, blinding storm that engulfs the audience knee-deep in snow.

Slava's Snowshow had a month-long run at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre last winter.

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